LITTLE VILLAGE — A coalition of more than 40 nonprofits, schools and clinics will come together with neighbors for a peace march against domestic violence in Little Village Friday.
The 6th annual march, which coincides with domestic violence awareness month, will kick off with a rally at 4 p.m. in front of Taller de Jose, 2841 W. 24th Blvd. The march will begin at 4:45 p.m. on 24th Boulevard before ending at a resource fair at Apollos 2000, 2875 W. Cermak Road. The parade march route is below.
Minerva Garcia-Sanchez, chief of schools at Chicago Public Schools, will serve as master of ceremonies.
The closing event will feature altars honoring individuals lost to domestic violence along with performances from local community groups.
“We think it’s important to focus this march on building peace, rather than reducing violence,” Luis Gutierrez, founder and CEO of Latinos Progresando, said in a statement.
“We have a beautiful community here, and we believe it’s important to build on the positives,” Gutierrez said.
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